Apparently I was real enough for Facebook to accept my money, until they decided I was not real enough to keep my account.
Sorry, Tobold, but this is actually 100% your fault. You should be glad if all you lost was a bit of money. Be glad you weren't real. You see, Facebook is not just a pointless platform for bad games. It is a world-wide attempt to sucker in everyone, get their personal information, not credit cards, but actual personal information, and then peddle it to the highest bidder. And the lowest bidder as well, because why not maximize profits?
When you deal with bad people, bad things happen to you. Too bad!
But while I'm attacking people I respect, Tesh, you're on notice again for lazy nihilism.
“Fairness” is a pernicious concept. Life’s not fair. Business isn’t fair. It just is, and as long as the parties to a transaction understand what is offered, nothing more can or should be expected.
There is a difference between settling and giving up. Of course life isn't fair, giving up is the wrong way to go. Well, okay fine, for those who are getting the upside of that unfairness, then of course it makes sense for them to want to keep things unfair. We have to settle for less than fair, but never accept it, never give up and throw our hands up sand say "oh well, it's unfair, too bad."
"as long as the parties to a transaction understand what is offered"
And that's just plain a ridiculous assumption. Of course it works quite well when we're dealing with apples and a hundred tons of steel, not so well with an intentionally confusing and misleading ToS. Efficient markets rely on equal information, which your average ToS is designed to prevent, both by information overload, poor writing*, and through those two, encouraging the consumer to just give up and click accept.
Oh of course the consumer doesn't have to click accept. We could refuse the terms if we think they are unreasonable or too long to be readily intelligible. Of course if I tried to follow that rule I'd be unable to write this, having no internet access, no browser, no operating system, no video card, no monitor, keyboard, or mouse. All I'd have is the desktop which was given to me by a friend, who herself probably accepted an unintelligible agreement years back. I'd not be in an apartment and would not have electricity. Not that I could pay for any of that, because I'd have no bank account or credit cards. I would at least have a job, but I don't think they pay in cash.
Our world is based on absurd amounts of legalese. And now I'm depressed to picture that. We're fucked. Totally and absolutely fucked.
Now Tesh doesn't seem quite so dumb. In the face of all that, giving up seems like the only bearable option. Either that or terrorism, and I'm not much of a fan of terrorists.
*Lawyers, admit it, you write like shit. Your entire legal writing method, while theoretically meant to be precise and unambiguous, instead just makes it impossible for a normal human to read, requiring more lawyers to act as translators. You should all be deported until you can learn to write in English.